Tagged and Bagged
Belle's Christmas gift came with a little extra this year, the extra being in the form of things canal.
First off were her home made labels, each one a miniature work of art and worthy of a shot from a Victorian Christmas scene. My label, now pressed into service at a bookmark, features a canal route between Whitby and Pickering (which I didn't know existed) and on the reverse is an extract from a historic map of Staffordshire featuring Calf Heath, home mooring of Wand'ring Bark.
Hand made Christmas gift tags
Which takes me neatly onto the other canal orientated gift: my new mug. She found a manufacturer who applies personal messages to the outside, in this case "I would rather be on Wand'ring Bark"... as if I need a reminder of what I would rather be doing...
The mug that says it all!